25 years ago when Luciano Moral opened the Beehive Tavern Restaurant in Augusta, Kentucky, it was his work of art. The building was restored to it’s original 1790’s style. The smell of Moral’s culinary arts welcome visitors, as does his singing from the kitchen. A classically trained Opera singer, his melodies are heard throughout the restaurant. Luciano (or ‘Sean” as he is affectionately called) has always been a supporter of the arts. He believed in the importance of having the arts in his community, and for 25 years, he has played a large role in making the little river town of Augusta a special destination.
1990 After many years of being part of Brown County, Indiana’s Art Community, Mea Dewars moved to Augusta, where she and ‘Sean’ became fast friends. Born Mary Elizabeth Ash, she was raised in Cincinnati by a family of artists. Her nickname comes from Cincinnati’s Art Academy, where she signed all her work with her initials, M.E.A. Since moving to Augusta, she has been a delightful addition to the community, with her incredible talent for portraits. Mea also paints Kentucky’s river life, and country landscapes in Oil and Pastel.
2000 Ken Swinson moved to Augusta from coastal Virginia after discovering Kentucky’s breathtaking landscapes and charming way of life. His first art show in Kentucky was setup beside The Beehive during a local festival. Ken and ‘Sean’ instantly became friends. Ken worked many years as at The Beehive while developing his art. Ken is also rapidly establishing himself as one of Kentucky’s important artists. His latest work is a series of woodcuts, inspired by his Kentucky life and traditional printmaking techniques.
Join us for 3 special receptions to meet the artists featuring:
Oils, Acrylic & Watercolors by Luciano Moral
Oils, Pastel & Portraits by Mea Dewars
Paintings & Woodcuts by Ken Swinson
Friday, December 11 from 2-4pm
Saturday, December 12 from 2-4pm
Sunday, December 13 from 2-4pm
Come early for Lunch, or stay for Dinner at the Beehive
Lunch served 12-2pm
Dinner served 5-9pm
(served all day on Sunday)